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You Life is earnest; life is real;
So 'tis written by the poet.
Should Dust invested dust returnest,
And the lives of great men
Advertise show it.
Eight Men Are Arrested and
Charged With Deviltry of
the Deepest Dye.
Excitement Among Real Es
tate Men, Who Have Dark
Secrets to Quell.
Hundreds of Citizens Could
Arise and Expose a Terri
Dead-Beats and Slippery-
Tongued Rascals Dupe
Yesterday's developments in the cir
cle, of real estate and chattel thieves
were sensational to the public and
deadly to further work of the bold con
spirators. The tongs of the law are
stretching out in a dozen different ways,
and notwithstanding that eight men
charged with stealing and fraud are in
hoc, four or rive more arrests are immi
nent. The first intimation the public
had that the rogues were operating
in their midst was through the exclusive
article published in the Globe on the
morning of the 25th inst. This virtu
ally precipitated matters, and since
then the arrests have been made thick
and fast. While the sheriffs were roping
in the gang implicated in the Kadetz
horse steai, the forgery case of Uhlein-
Stensgaard was unveiled, anil the fervor
which the former robberies created was
intensified to excitement among many'
real estate men who have secrets to
quell among their heaving bosoms. With
the Stensgaard matter there is opened a
field of criminal prosecution in which
£00 citizens of this city could
take part against the gang now accused
of the swindling deals, out of which
they have collectively made probably
nothing short of $200,000. There is now
supposed to be a dozen or more persons
Implicated among them, three notaries
who have acknowledged any number of
the worthless deeds" and mortgages
which the gang has negotiated. No
one denies that August Uhlein's name
was forged to the deed which conveyed
his block, 22 of Auerbach & Hand's ad
dition to St. Paul, to the man Stens
gaard. The deed was drawn up in F.
L. Draper's office, one of the men now
DRAPER'S stoby. :
The transaction, according to Draper's
Story, was made about two weeks ago.
when Stensgaard asked Draper to sell
$15,000 in milling stock, or trade the
same for real estate. Draper advertised,
and claims he received a reply from
August Uhlein, of Milwaukee. After
several days of negotiations Mr. Uihlein
is said to nave met Draper in his office. ,
and offered property valued at $11,000
for the $15,000 worth of mining stock;
$300 in cash, and a note for $2,500, paya
ble in ten days. Stensgaard was pres
ent, and stated that in order to
raise the funds for the cash
payment he would procure a loan
upon the property if Uhlein would give
him the deed for that purpose and take
the $500 and wait ten days for the bal
ance on Stensguard's note. Draper
states positively that Stensgaard there
upon paid the pretended Uihlein -the
$500 in cash, and proceeded at once to
have the Title Insurance company pass
upon the title and give him a policy in
stiling it for $10,000. Stensguard se
cured this policy from the Title Insur
ance company, and carrying out his
original intention, he managed to get a
loan of $4,500 upon the property through
a law firm of this city. On the fol
lowing Monday, Draper claims, Stens
gaard paid the mysterious Uhlein's
the remaining $2,500. Uhlein, as Dra
per says, disappeared immediately
thereafter, and has not been heard of
A TIMELY meeting.
When the title insurance company
learned, through a mere accident, that
the signature to Stensgaard's deed was
purely a forgery, the authorities were
notified and officers set to watch and
follow certain suspicious characters, in
cluding Stensgaard. The discovery is
due to a timely meeting between H. II.
Iiillman and Phil! Sittman, the latter
the real estate agent and representa
tive of Mr. Uhlein, of Milwaukee.
As the two gentlemen met, the
former remarked to the latter
that Mr. Uhlein had sold his block too
cheap, whereupon the astonished Mr.
Sittmann replied that Mr. Uhlein had
made no sale whatever. This led to an
investigation of the published real es
tate records and there was printed the
account of the bogus transfer. Mr.
Sittmann at once wrote his employer
and learned that there had been no sale
and thus the matter was communicated
to the insurance company, which set to
work to unravel the mystery which re
sulted in Stensgaard's arrest.
There have been arrested Louis
Stensgaard, J. E. Tall and L.
Partello, of Tall & Partello,
the loaning concern doing busi
ness on Eighth and Jackson
streets, T- L. Draper, the notary and
real estate and loan agent, with office
at 317 Wabasha street; Charles Chad
wick, Edgar Carver, Gerhard Thaden
and George Kingsley. Hie latter is out
on bail. Yesterday Stensgaard,
Draper, Chadwick and Tall were
brought before Judge Burr to have bail
set. Draper offered his brother-in-law's
bond for $1,500, but Assistant County
Attorney Munn objected because the
questions put to Hubbard, the would-be
bondsman, elicited the information that
all of Hubbard's belongings were de
rived through the "gang." Draper's
father then ottered to go his son's
bond, but this was also declined,
The entire band of charged thieves
were then marched before Judge
Drill, of the district court, where they
were remanded back to jail to spend
the night with Jailor Canity andappear
before Judge Kelly at 10 o'clock this
morning. Stensgaard's bondsmen were
present before Judge Brill, and the
prisoner thought his liberation would be
but the work of a moment, but when
they were asked to sign the bond to the
state their confidence in the prisoner
failed them, and they flatly refused and
left the room. So Mr. Stensgaard, with
the rest of his accused thieves, put up
within the confines of the county jail
last night. *
A NEST OF SHARKS.
Hundreds of Saintly Citizens
Have Been Duped.
There is not the least doubt in the
minds of the authorities but that the
Uhlein swindle "was concocted by the
■ same nest of sharks who have done up
so many other persons. Stensgaard
gives virtually the same story that
Draper gave, but both fall flat to the
most ordinary minds. Stensgaard also
claims that he was duped by some
sharper, and that the missing poster
who represented himself to be Uhlein
is responsible for the whole fraud. But,
comparing the conduct of the man
Draper in regard to a dozen other
fraudulent deals in which he and Tha
den figured conspicuously, the sus
picion, and well grounded, too, centers
upon him as the forger acting in collu
sion with Stensgaard and the others.
The game was a grand one, and
Stensgaard's mining stock having since
been valued at nothing, or very little
more. was just the cover for such a deal.
If this is so. however, it will all come
out at the trial, which will be prose
cuted to the bitter end, and the scoun
drels dealt with according to their de
THE FORGED DEED.
The forged deed from Uhlein to
Stensgaard was recorded in the register
of deeds office June 22. The considera
tion was $11,000, and the condition
represnted Mr. Uhlein as an unmar
ried man, when in fact the real Mr.
Uhlein is married. The story that any
body impersonated Mr. Uhlein Is too
palpable to be credited in the least by the
prosecuting attorneys, who are almost
satisfied that the forgery is purely the
I work of the well organized band of pi
rates. The signature forged to the deed
is written in a round hand, alleged to
bear all the essential characteristics of
Draper's chirography. A letter, al
leged to have been written by Draper,
is now in the hands of the state,, and is
signed- by this nonenity Uhlein, dated
at Minneapolis. The writing is similar
to that in the deed, and it is believed
that draper is the forger, and equally as
clever as the man Thaden, who is one
of the boldest in the country. The
accomplices in the crookedness are
many, and it was intimated
late last night that several young
attorneys, or so-called attorneys,
were lending a helping hand while
cognizant of what dastardly work was
being perpetrated. These will be ar
rested at an opportune moment, and
matters about the jail and court house
may assume a lurid hue for a while.
A FAB-BEACHING CONSPIBACY.
The confidence of unsuspecting vic
tims has been perfected with the spur
ious forgeries, and when it is a positive
fact, attested to by a score of victims,
that the work of the criminal conspir
acy reaches from Duluth to the borders
of Dakota and Iowa, there may be a
startling unearthing of a gigantic plot
expected, in which probably twenty or
more men are implicated. There
are now several Duluthians who
may hear of this affair in
a peremptory manner, very soon. Upon
a telegram sent to the sheriff of Anoka
county, E. A. Carlson was arrested, and
will soon be with the other members of
the conspiracy. He is suspected of
being deep in the mire, but no specific
charge has been sworn against him as
yet. The arrest of Stensgaard was di
rectly upon a warrant sworn out by
Arnold Kalman, president of the Title
Insurance company. It charges that
Stensgaard passed upon them as gen
uine a false and forged deed, well know
ing the same to be false and forged,
and with the intent and design
to defraud. As soon as the pris
oners were all caged, Sheriff Bean
very wisely ordered all the men
searched. A large number of forged
notes were found upon them, and these
will prove valuable evidence against the
The Title Insurance company will in
demnify W.D. Jennings, of Harrisuurg,
Pa., from whom the $4,500 was borrowed,
at once, but will fight Stensgaard to the
last for any technical claim he might
be bold enough to prosecute against the
company. The statement in an even
ing paper that M. J. Bell, register of
deeds, had promulgated the news of the
serious state of affairs that he had over
100 bogus deeds and mortgages record
ed in his office, is utterly false.
Mr. Bell's attention was first called to
this crooked gang when Mrs. M. A.
Cumniings reported facts about a cer-.
tain lot the man Partello had purchased
of her, paying $75 cash. Mr. Bell re
ported the details of the case to Chief
Clark, and from thence it was referred
to Mrs. Cumming's husband. A feature
which fuses suspicion into guilt in the
case of Stensgard and Draper, is the
fact, undenied and positively stated by
Mr. Bell and his clerks, that Stensgaard
rushed into the recorder's office and
begged that the forged deed from Uh
lind to himself be recorded at once, and
that no notice of such record be pub
lished in the daily papers. Presuming
that everything was all right, the re
quest was complied with, save that the
transfer was published in the official
record, a daily real estate bulletin.
There is much for the cogitator in this
circumstance of the case.
A TALE OF WOE.
An Organization of Slippery-
Tongued Rascals. jJPrJO
So much for the history of the par
ticular charge in question. Now for a
bit of proof of the general work of this
infamous band. To say that 300 per
sons in St. Paul alone would rise up in
concerted prosecution of the thieves is
putting it lighter than a vigorous search
would bear. The victims are fast com
ing to the front, and each hour can be
heard the sad tale of some ignorant
dupe who has succumbed to the subter
fuge of these designing swindlers. It
seems that they reared their organiza
tion for wholesale theft with the most
calloused beats and slippery-tongued
rascals that the human dumping ground
could grow. It is an interesting study
to a close observer to note how fortified
the gang made itself. It had a dozen
men or more, all of whom were notaries
and could acknowledge each others for
geries. They had several shyste'r law
yers who will soon board at Mr. Bean's
hotel ; they had real estate men who
held themselves out as strangers and
disinterested parties to the victims di
rected to them for advice; they had
hustlers who constantly watched for
teams with sale signs on them, and fol
lowing these up, a trade was struck of
almost any shade of black villainy;
they had among them several women,
who took this worthless Bald Eagle and
South Duluth and aerial property in
their names, etc., and lastly they had a
brace of sharp, skillful forgers, through
whose Jim-the-Penman act, the people
were fleeced, from the poor ignorant
owner of a trowel to the largest corpora
tions of our city. In
THE RYAN nOTET.
alone, and among its attaches, it is by
some of such acknowledged that
Thaden, Tall and other members of the
gang, successfully done up as many as
twenty victims, the sum total
of the steal aggregating considerable.
On Sept. 18, 1888, William Bergen, the
proprietor of a cigar store and billiard
room, was swindled out of his business
by August G. Esklund, the Swede, for
whom the police are now looking. This
deal was effected in the usual form.
Esklund, or any other member of the
gang for that matter, would approach a
susceptible individual and offer . to ne
gotiate the sale or trade of his business.
If the owner of such property or busi
ness lent a willing ear to propositions,
the "gang's" representative always had
enough to offer. A mortgage upon
non-existing real estate, made by
one conspirator to another, was
the usual consideration offered.
Very often forged notes and
deeds for really valuable property
were given for the unsuspecting trad
er's property which was sold as soon as
the gang got its hand on it. Mr. Ber- •
gen's business was stolen' in this way
for note and mortgage upon Bald Eagle
lake property, not worth the air which
covers it. His wares were hauled away
and he still has the nothing more.
In this case one A. N. Elliot acknowl
edged the worthless mortgage which
Mr. Bergen believes to be
A RANK FORGERY.
The mortgage is made from Esklund
. to Magnus Norman, who assigned it to
Bergen, O, H. Hubbard, Draper's broth
er-in-law, acting as . notary. Peter
Johnson, who kept the office where
part of the gang held out, was a witness
in this instrument. Bergen's store was
worth 11,000. J. B. Pewters, a Seventh
street saloonist, mourns the loss of sev
eral hundred dollars, and now has as a
memento of his misplaced confidence, a
worthless deed of property in Douglas
county, Wis. An investigation of this
definite branch of the frauds will impli
cate several men now walking upon the
clouds of respectable society. A ficti
tious abstract tells a tale of some shrewd
crookedness, Some time ago, Thaden
cheated P.C.Christiansou and wife out of
a lot worth ¥2,500 for a note and mort
gage, supposed to be forged, in which
J. E. Tall, of Tall & Partello, acted
jointly with Thaden. They had beaten
their victims out of their property and
were about to file the deed when a
prominent law firm on Seventh street
interposed proceedings, cornered the
would-be thieves and recovered the
property. Christiansen will testify for
the state. The above are but a few of
any number of examples which might
be given to expose the doings of the
villainous band of crooks. -
SHOT FROM BEHIND.
Coward McDow Killed Capt. Daw*
son a la Mexicana.
Charleston, S. C, June 27.— the
McDow case to-day Dr. R. A. Kinloch,
for forty years a physician and surgeon
and at present dean of the medical col
lege of South Carolina, took the stand
to prove the course of the ball that
killed Cap Dawson. His testimony
corroborated the views of Dr. Mc-
Michael that the ball bad been fired
from behind, and is confirmatory of the
general opinion that McDow shot Capt.
Dawson when his back was turned and
when he was leaving McDow's office.
Detective John Hogan testified that on
the night of the murder, when the ac
cused was going to jail with manacled
hands. Dr. McDow said: "I shot him,'
and I would shoot any man who caned
me; I know where to shoot
to kill — my profession teaches
me that." This evidence is con
sidered important in view of the
statement made by McDow yesterday
that he did not take aim when be fired
on Dawson, and would have preferred
to disable rather than kill him. Solici
tor Jervey requested that the jury be
sent to McDow's office for the purpose i
of obtaining a clear idea of the scene
of the murder, but McDow's counsel
objected on the ground that the jury
might be unduly influenced by persons
who had no proper connection with the
case. Judge Kershaw sustained the ob
jection. Solicitor Jervey then announced
the case closed and requested the judge
to charge the jury on certain questions
of law. He then proceeded to address
the jury, and made a good impression.
The audience applauded when he de
nounced McDow for sneaking around
to Capt. Dawson's house when he was
absent. Mr. Jervey spoke for two
hours. Judge Magrath and Mr. Cohen
will speak for the defense to-morrow,
and argument will be closed by Maj.
■ Julian Mitchell for the prosecution.
Judge Kershaw will then charge, after
which the case will go to the jury.
THROUGH AN OPEN SWITCH.
Passengers on a Boston & Main
Railway Train Shaken Up and
Injured. :':£ fj
' Dover, N. H., June 27.— expreess
train on the Boston* Maine railroad
ran into an open switch while coming
into this city to-night, and the engine
and three cars were thrown down an
embankment. The engineer and fire
man jumped and escaped without
serious injury. The train was running
at a high rate of speed, having been
delayed at North Berwick for Crescent
division of the Knights of Pythias of
Dover to embark. The passengers were
badly shaken up, and Oscar F. Kimball,
grand chancellor of the knights of New
Hampshire; William Billiard and Fred
Weeks, all of Dover, were injured.
Kimball and Weeks were hurt in the
head and back, and Billiard internally.
The injured are: James Bradford, of
Boston, Mass., deep gash in left leg,
wound in groin and generally bruised;
Fred Annacker, of . Des Moines, lo.,
bruised on the head and left arm;
Thomas Owens, of Minden, lo., left
side and leg badly cut and bruised;
Frank Wetherall, of Zanesvilie, Wis.,
severe wounds on left leg and arm ; Joe
Clutter, bruised on the head and body;
William Ester, bruised all over body
and cut in hands and wrist; Frank
Roush, cut in the neck ; Isaac Ester,
body bruises. The escape of the men
from death was miraculous, as the fall
was twenty feet and the landing among
iron and stone. _
A CASTLE GARDEN ROMANCE.
A Minnesota Girl Writes for In
formation Concerning Her Par
New York, June 27.— romance of
Castle Garden is shadowed by a letter
received to-day by Supt. Jackson. The
writer was Marie Beya, a twenty-three
year-old French girl who lives in Win
dom, Minn. She asks the Castle Garden
superintendent to help her to trace her
family or relatives. The girl states
that she came to this country with her
mother twenty-one - years ago on the
steamer Cella, from Havre. On arrival
her mother was suffering from typhoid
fever, and with her mother she was trans
ferred to the Ward's Island hospital.
The mother died and the writer was
adopted by a family whose name she
does not give. She has lived with the
family ever since. "I never knew,"
she writes, " what my right name was
until recently, for the folks that took
me when my mother died would never
let me know anything about my parents.
I do not know what my mother's name
was, and do not know whether my
father is living or dead." She is
anxious to find out what town in France
her mother came from.
ENDED FER CHARACTER.
The Wife of a Negro Missionary
Carves a Colored Female.
Kansas City, June 27.— Mamie Stew
art, a negress, lies at her borne, on
Fourth .street, in a dying condition.
This morning Mrs. Hannah Pickett,
wife of a local negro missionary, called
her out on the sidewalk and attacked
her with a huge butcher knife, stabbing
her sixteen times in as many places.
Mrs. Pickett says that her victim ac
cused her of stealing, and she was not
going to allow any one to question her
integrity. She was arrested.
Movements of Ocean Steamships.
Boston. June Arrived : Steamers Vir
ginia, from Liverpool; Buffalo, from Hull.
Southampton, Juue 27. Arrired : Steam
er Smile, from New York, for Bremen.
■ New YonK, June 27.— Arrived : The Queen,
from Liverpool ; Obdam, from Rotterdam ;
Lahu, from Bremen.
SAINT PAUL, MINN., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1889.
TRACY NEW SCHEME
The Secretary of the Navy
Intends to Reorganize His •
Its Method of Transacting
Public Business, He Claims,
Badger Statesmen Hold a
Curbstone Convention, and
Divide the Spoils.
Northwestern Postoffices Ripe
and Ready to Be Plucked
Washington, June 27.— a sweep-;
ing general order issued . to-day Secre
tary Tracy directed an entire reorgani
zation of the business of the navy de- i
partment. Succlntly stated, the secre
tary's reasons for making the order are
as follows: Up to this time the new :
equipments and new duties constantly
arising from the conditions of change
incident to the replacement of the old
wooden vessels with new ships and
modern guns, have been assigned here
and there to the several bureaus
of the department, often with,
no better reason than the con
venience of the moment. The result:
has been confusion and an exaggeration
of the defects of the • buieau system. '
Duties which have no connection have
been placed together and those natu- -
rally associated have been divorced.
Supply has been complicated and ex
pensive. Electric lighting, for example,
has been claimed by three bureaus.
The training of officers and men apart
from the independent establishment of ■
the naval academy, has been divided
between an equal number. And there
has been no office to control and detail
the personnel as a whole, both officers
and men, and to receive and transmit
the correspondence of the fleet. Secre
tary Whitney realized the evils of the
system and made an effort to change
them, but was obliged, from the magni
tude of the task, and the paramount im
portance of concentrating his energies
upon the procurement of new ships and
guns to abandon the task. Secretary
Tracey, . however, now says that the
••: ■ RIPE FOB FURTHER CHANGE, j
and has .accordingly issued the new
order. It enlarges the duties of some
of the bureaus, notably those of the
bureau of equipment, to which is at
tributed nearly all the duties of supply,
heretofore belonging to the bureau of
navigation and the control of the hydro- i
graphic and compass offices of the naval
observatory. To the constructing, .
manufacturing and purchasing bureaus '■
are assigned other duties, grouping '
them systematically and appropriately.
Each bureau exercises control of its '
shops, labor, superintendence, requisi
tions, accounts and appropriations. The
limits of authority are well defined.
The bureau of navigation loses its
duties of supply and its control over
several important offices, and becomes,
under the immediate direction of the
secretary, an executive section of mili
tary matters, and is charged with the
training, discipline and control of the
personnel of the fleet. Finally the
chiefs of bureaus, of yards and docks,
equipment, ordnance, construction and
: repair and steam engineering ex-officio.
; constitute a board for the design, con
struction and equipment of new ships.
Practically the one effect of the order
will be to make the bureau of naviga
tion correspond to the adjutant gen
eral's office in the war department in
the control of the entire personnel of
the organization. The terms of the
order are as follows:
The duties of the bureau of navigation
shall comprise all that relates to the promul
gation and enforcement of . the secretary's
orders, to the fleet and to the officers of the
navy; to the education of officers and men,
including tne naval academy and technical
schools for officers (except the torpedo
school), the apprentice establishment and
schools for the technical education of en
listed men; the enlistment and discharge of
all enlisted, persons, including appointed
petty officers for general and' special service,
and the preparation of estimates for the pay
of all officers and enlisted men. It shall have
under Its sole control all rendezvous and re
cruiting ships, and it shall provide transpor
tation for all enlisted persons and appointed ,
petty officers. ' It shall establish the comple
ment of the crews ot all vessels in commis
sion. It shall keep the records of services of
ail squadrons, officers and men,, and prepare
the annual naval register for publication. It
shall have under its direction the office of
naval intelligence and naval attaches board,
the department library, libraries for ships
and" the war records office. It shall be
charged with the enforcement of the laws
and authorized regulations, tactics, signal
codes, and manuals of the service and the
keeping of the same correct to date. All :
questions with regard to discipline, changes
of regulations, tactics and manuals shall be
submitted to this bureau for its action and
recommendation. It shall prescribe the
dress of all officers and men and see that the
regulations in this respect are strictly en
forced. It shall receive and bring to the at
tention of the secretary of the navy all appli
cations from officers for service or change of
service. It shall receive all reports of service
performed by vessels, officers, or men; of all
inspections of the same not of a Special na
ture, and of all drilis and exercises. In order
to prevent the Issuing of conflicting instruc
tions all official communications to vessels
in commission shall be first submitted to the
secretary of the navy and forwarded through |
this bureau. To the bureau of yards and
docks is assigned all that relates to the con- -
struction ana maintenance of ' docks, slips, ,
buildings within navy yards, the naval home
and generally the same duties as now it dis
charges. The bureau of equipment and - re
cruiting loses the apprentices system and the
enlistment of men. but gains the naval ob
servatory, nautical almanac, hydro-graphic
and compass offices, and the electric light
system. In the case of the remaining bureaus,
it is noticeable that all of them are to have
exclusive jurisdiction over the buildings and
plants assigned to their use in the navy yards
after they have been constructed • by ; . the
bureau of yards and docks. All of the
bureaus are also empowered to purchase
such stores, tools, plants and material as they
may need. . .
BADGERS MUST HURRY
If They Get in Their Work On Ben <
It Must Be Done This Week. '
Washington, D. C, June 27.— Phil
Spooner, of Madison, arrived to-night
and is at the . Ebbitt. : He was
soon joined by his brother,
the senator, and a conference
of Wisconsin men was held on the side
walk on Fourteenth street, lasting over
two hours. Congressmen McCord and
Haugen came as per agreement, and all
prospective appointments were dis
cussed in detail. The Milwaukee post
office case was predominant for a time,
and Congressman Van Shyack, repre
senting the Milwaukee district, was
severely censured for advocating the re- j
tention of the Democratic incumbent <
Gen. Paul. The names of several
prominent Northwestern Wisconsin
Republicans were canvassed for . ap- ■
pointment as United States marshals, it
being conceded by all that Haugen's '.
district is entitled to the position.'-- In
asmuch as Senator Spooner expects to
leave for Hudson Sunday morning*
whatever is done must be accomplished
to-morrow or Saturday. ,:^:
I RIPE FOR REPUBLICANS.
.Northwestern Postoffices Ready
,] to Be Picked by Patriots.
Special to the Globe.
,' ; , Washington, June 27.— Postoffice in
.', spector . Spight has recommended the
appointment of Justin ; R. Bowen as
postmaster at Silver Mountain. The
"patrons of Percilla postoffice, Dakota,
desire to change the site of their post
. office four miles south, and request the
appointment of Agnes Johnson as post
mistress. Delegate Mathews concurs
and it will be . done. A new
postoffice will soon be estab
lished at Chester, Campbell county,
Dakota, with David Hine as postmaster.
In the middle of Day county, Dak.,
fifty-one citizens petition for a new
postoffice, with Knute Thoe as post
master. . The postmaster at Browns
ville, Dak., recommends the discontinu
. ance of his office and the establishment
of a new office at Elk Creek, Lawrence
county, Dak. Frank Stevens, post
master at Spain, Dak., re
signs; P. W. Cree, at Bailey,
Band county, Dakota, resigns and rec
ommends change of site and tbe ap
pointment of W. H. Freeland. Forty
seven citizens concur in the recom
mendation. Walter Hunt resigns the
postmastership at Vilas, Dak., and rec
ommends N. B. Van Horn as his suc
cessor. Paul Dutcher was to-day ap
pointed postmaster at Raymond, Clark
county, Dakota. Minnesota: William
Mayville, Haptacog, vice Forbes, re
signed; J. M. Olsen. Nicollet, vice Ratz,
resigned; E. D. Bingham, Tyler,
vice J. O. Bingham, resigned.
Congressman Haugen got in
his • work with Clarkson to-day
as follows: E. W. Rohrer, Cochrane,
vice Joe Rohrer, resigned; Levi O'Dell,
Gainesville, vice Tower, deceased; Mrs.
L. A. Chapman, Luna Centre, vive Hoi-'
brook, removed George Green, Loyal,
vice Mulvey, removed Charles Duck
ion, Moitena, vice Canar, removed; W.
G. Hagenon, Readville, vice Maratez,
removed; Ole Larsen, Rising Sun, vice
Dolan, deceased; Hattie Martin,
Spooner, vice Scribner, removek; Sarah*
Granger, Wheeler, vice Granger, de
Mutes Elect Officers.
. .Washington, June 27.— The election
of officers of the National Association of
Deaf Mutes was held in the .college hall
at Kendall Green this afternoon. The
following officers were elected to serve
' three years: D. W. George, of Jack
sonville, 111., president; E. S. Oweine,.
of New York city, first vice president;
11. Coleman, of South Carolina, second
vice president; Charles Kerney, of
Evans Ind., third vice president;
J. Bigelow, of Massachusetts, fourth
vice president; James Smith, of Minne
: sota, secretary, and Brewster Allabough,
of Pennsylvania, treasurer. ~ ..-..
■ Windom Gets in His Work.
..'.Washington, June 27.— secre
tary of the treasury has appointed W.
: R." Freeman superintendent of the pub
lic buildings at San Antonio, Tex., and
George W. Longstaff superintendent of
the public building at Bridgeport,"
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.. SUCCOR FOR THE NEEDY, ,
Money Subscribed for Johnstown
i Qufferera Will Be -Given to the
Habbisbubg, Pa., June 27.— a
meeting of the flood relief committee
this afternoon the following was issued:
> To the Public: That the donors of the
funds in the hands of the flood relief com
mission may know how their generous gifts
are to be disposed of, and that tbe expectant
recipients of the same may not form erro
neous views of, and foster improper expecta
tions for the same, it is now officially de
clared ; and announced that the following
: principles shall govern the distribution of
First— In that the said fund is in the nature
of a chanty to the needy, and not as a gen
eral indemnity for losses sustained.
: Second— That a distribution per capita
would be manifestly unjust, as it would go
alike to the rich and poor, and alike to all
sufferers, no matter what their needs or
extent of iheir suffering.
| Third— a distribution by percentage
on the amount of losses would be manifestly
unjust as it would result in giving the largest
sum to the person having lost the most with
out regard to the value of the remaining es
tate or such person.
Fourth— That this fund cannot be used for
the benefit of any private or public corpora
. Fifth— That the fund must go only to the
most needy sufferers from the floods, in ac
cordance with and in the spirit of the trust
impressed upon it by the donors.
At the unanimous request of the com
miseion, Hon Hugh H. Cummin was re
quested to proceed to Johnstown and remain
there as the resident representative and
executive officer of this commission in the
(Signed) James A. Beaver, Chairman,
and by the other commissioners.
THREE OF A KIND.
A Trio of. Pugilists Who Want to
Test Killen's Right.
Special to the Globe.
Dui-uth, June 27.— Pat Killen's com
bination, opening its triumphal tour
here Saturday evening, is liable
to have its hands full
as a starter. This morning a strapping
and likely looking young fellow giving
his name as George Gray, and claiming
to hail from Detroit, Mich., stepped
into J. C. Murnaue's place and deposit
ed 1100 in good, hard currency, which
Mr. Killen is asked to cover, and then
stop the Detroit lad in four or six
rounds. Conley, the Ithaca man, is
also here with several friends and any
amount of the long green, anxious to
make it interesting, as well as expen
sive, for the combination. Joe Sheehy,
the Michigan heavy-weight who . re
cently defeated the Rhinelander artist,
came up from Ashland yesterday after
noon, and in case Killen and Conley do
Sot make a match, is anxious to meet
the latter on almost any terms for a
WENT DOWN LIKE A SHOT.
Lark in the Jersey man Knocks Out
Bill Hook, of England.
■ Jersey City, N. J., June 27.— The
much-talked-of fight between Bill
Hook, of England, and Jimmy Larkin,
ofj Jersey City, took place to-night at
Pelham, West : Chester county.
The men entered the ring
at' 10:15 o'clock. Hammer and
tones was the order of fighting. Larkin
bad the best of it, and knocked Hook
down twice in the second round. When
he got up the second time Larkin
landed a terrific right-hander on his
jaw, and he went down like a shot. He
was knocked out. The fight was with
skin gloves for $500 a side. Larkin has
never been beaten. This is his fifth
professional fight. MBA
C Drowned in Blue River.
Kansas City, Mo., June 27.— Three
boys from -this city, named Edward
Comp, Fred H. Brice and Frank
Oviatte, got into water over their depth
while bathing in the Blue river at Shef
field this afternoon, and were drowned.
Their bodies were recovered.
A peculiar play occurred in the last inning
•of yesterday's game. Kreig hit a ball which
'struck the ground near the plate, rebounded
and hit him. McDermott declared him out
for being bit by a batted ball.— St. Joseph
BLEW OUTHS BRAINS
Banker Morgan's Business Re
verses Prompt Him to
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Northern Pacific Officials Ap
ply for Protection From
Iowa's Democratic Committee
Courts Political Defeat by
Calling a Convention.
One Hundred Square Miles of
Montana Prairie Swept
Sidney, Neb., June 27.— C. Morgan,
cashier of the State Bank, of Sidney,
died this morning. He was found lying
in bed with the top of his head blown
off and a forty-eight caliber revolver in
his hand. The bank was not making
money. Six years ago he eloped with
the daughter of H. W. Yates, president
of the Nebraska National Bank of Om
aha. He was the son of a wholesale
grocer and a young man of exemplary
habits, but the girl's parents opposed
the union. On the same day Frank
Johnson eloped with the daughter of
Byron Reed, an Omaha millionaire, and
married her. Johnson and 'Morgan
shortly afterward started the State bank
at Sydney, of which Johnson is now
PRAYING FOR PROTECTION.
Northern Pacific Officials Fear
Helena, Mont., June 17.— The sher
iff of Missoula county has given up the
effort to capture the three Indian mur
derers on the Flathead reserve, and re
turned home to-day. leaving the United
States troops to occupy the field. The
Northerh Pacific officials have asked for
troops to protect their property and
employes. The Indians have fired the
timber, and station agents refuse to
stay at their posts. Gov. White went
down to-day, and will hold a consulta
tion with the railroad officials relative
to measures necessary to protect rail
It's a Sure. Enough War.
Washington, June 27.— The war de
partment is in receipt of dispatches con
firming the press reports of trouble
with Flathead Indians near Missoula,
AKIN TO SUICIDE.
Iowa's Democrat Committee
' ' Makes a Big Blunder.
Special to the GloDe. ' ' ;'
Des Moines, -lo., June 27.— The
Democratic state committee met here
to-day and did what they could to in :
sure Republican success in Iowa this
fall. They decided to hold the state
convention at Sioux City, the most in
accessible town in the state, and fixed
the date for Sept. 18, over a month later
than the Republican convention will be
held. This will leave little time for or
ganization, which is badly needed
among Iowa Democrats, and but little
time for discussion of the issues, the
chief of which will be the question of
.the repeal of prohibition. The action
of the committee is certain to meet with
grave opposition among Iowa Demo
MILES OF ROARING FLAME.
The Most Destructive Prairie Fire
in Montana's History.
Special to the Globe.
Helena, Mont., June 27.— Two days
ago a prairie fire started in Cascade
county, near Sand Coulee, and so far
all efforts to check it have been una
vailing. Advices up to to-night show
it has . covered an area of over 100
square miles, and has destroyed the
best hay ground in the vicinity. The
loss will be very heavy owing to the
fact that the dry season had already
greatly reduced the hay crop. No such
prairie fire has been known in Montana
in recent years. So far no lives have •
been reported lost, although a number
of ranchmen have been burned out.
SHOT IN SELF-DEFENSE.
John Cut ran Tells of the Killing
Klft of Hazeltine.
Special to the Globe.
Waupaca, Wis., June Interest
in the Curran trial is increasing as the
case progresses. The court room was
crowded all day. The prosecution
closed its case this forenoon. Judge
Cate, for the defense made a very elab
orate address to the jury, going over the
testimony given by the state witnesses
and giving in detail what the defense
would show. How the hatred of Hazel
tine for Curran first appeared. The
threats he made, his attempts to get a
shot at John and the manner of begin
ning the conflict which ended in Hazel
tine getting shot. Then began the ex
amination of witnesses. John D. Cur
ran, the principal defendant, was the
third witness called. He testified to his
friendship for Hazeltine until Hazel
tine was acquitted of the killing of
Morse ; was one of his bondsmen, and
first heard of Hazeltme's hatred through
mutual friends, whom Hazeltine
had told that there was no room
on this earth for both the
men. He heard them so often
and Hazletine had tried to get at him so
many times that he finally left Stevens
Point, and went to Waverly, lo. He
lived there and at St. Paul until Henry
Curran became insane, and took care of
him until his recovery. He never went
out of the house unless with somebody.
Was coming from a closet alone, when
Hazletine fired twice. Witness dodged
down, pulling a gun . from his pocket
and fired twice. Hazletine shot once
more, but on account of the smoke he
couldn't see him. Afterwards He saw
Hazletine lying on the sidewalk. Henry
Curran didn't know witness was out of
Zenith Citizens Accorded the
Freedom of the Town.
Special to the Globe. '
Pipestone, Minn., June 27.— This
has been a holiday for Pipestone. Over
150 members of the Duluth city coun
cil, chamber of commerce and board of
trade visited this city, arriving over the
Manitoba road in a special '.• of ten
coaches. At 1 o'clock they were given
a banquet at the Calumet, and were
then driven around the city and shown
the great stone industries. Subse
quently a public meeting was held at
the park, at which speeches were made
by many prominent Duluth gentlemen.
The town was finely decorated, and
flags floated from nearly every build
SOBERING IN JAIL.
First Case at Albert Lea Under
the SchefTer Law.
Albert Lea, Minn., June 27.— The
first case under the Scheffer law was
heard in Judge Stacy's - court to-day.
Mrs. Andrew Overby, of Twin Lake,
entered a complaint against her hus
band, a section hand on the Minneapo
lis & St. Louis road, charging him with
drunkenness. The evidence was con
clusive, and Judge Stacy sentenced him
to ten days in the county jail, where he
now is sobering off.
Death of a Pioneer.
Special to the Globe.
Winona, June 27.— The circle of old
settlers has been narrowed by another
death, that of Henry Y. Beyerstedt, a
pioneer of '57. Mr. beyerstedt came to
Davenport, lo., from Schleswig-Uol
stein in 1856, removing to Winona the
following year and living here continu
ously ever since. He kept one of the
first hotels in Southern Minnesota, the
old Beyerstedt house on Second street,
near the Burlington depot. The old
building is in existence, having been
removed to the prairie in the south
eastern part of the city. Mr. Beyer
stedt was in good health until some two
or three years ago he contracted a cold
which settled on his lungs and finally
resulted in death. He was seventy-two
Ten Sweet Graduates.
Special to the Globe.
Prairie du Chien, Wis., June 27.—
The seventeenth annual commencement
of St. Mary's Institute took place at this
place at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The
programme was a long one, taking three
hours to complete it. There were ten
graduates, as follows: Mary Schneider,
Potosi, Wis.; I. N. Phillips, Prairie du
Chien, Wis.; Hannah Finn, Decorah,
lo. ; Mary C. Hogan, Peoria, 111. ; Ida L.
Klein, Sanborn, lo. ; Winnifred B.
Dolan, Bising Sun, Wis.; Harriet U.
Druman, Luana, lo.; Horpeasia A.
Kirby, Sioux City, lo.; Caroline Z.
Yonzy, St. Paul, Minn.; Melvina C.
Legaulte, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Special to the Globe.
Heron Lake, June Joseph Bar
tos, a lad about ten years old, living
near Prairie Junction, was in town last
night to have his wounds dressed. He
and some other boys were playing with
gunpowder when it exploded. Young
Bartos receiving the full force of its
charge in his face. He is severely in
jured, but perhaps will not be disfig
Demolished the Viaduct.
Omaha, Neb., June 27.— train of
the Union Stock Yards company struck
one of the temporary supports of the
main span of the iron viaduct over Q
street in South Omaha about 9:30 a. m.
and knocked the whole structure to the
ground with a tremendous crash. Four
teen men were on top of the structure
at the time, and fell with the ruin.
Eight were hurt, and one of them, Fred
Aitnaces, of Des Moines, will probably
die. _^j^." •/.■.;.. _^-L. ' -.—--.. -
DELIRIOUS OVER DEFEAT.
Sensational Incident of the Inter-
Collegiate Sculling Contest at
New London. H9fl
New London, Conn., June 27.— The
features of to-day's races were the ex
citing contest between Cornell and Col
umbia and the sensational collapse of
the Columbia crew the instant they
crossed the finish. When they stopped
rowing six of them, Bradley No. 1,
Meikleheim No. 2, Robertson No. 3,
O'Gorman No. 4, Clapp No. 6, and
Foote No. 7, fell over in a dead faint,
completely exhausted. Five of the six
broken-down men recovered conscious
ness within a few minutes, but
Meikleheim . was unconscious for
fully thirty minutes. The six men
mentioned were then lifted out of their
shell and placed on board the Carrie
Goodwin. While these transfers were
being made the two other men in the
Columbia boat, Tuttle, No. 5, and Pel
ton, stroke, also fainted, and had to be
assisted out of their boat. When the
Columbia launch arrived at their quar
ters the entire Columbia crew were
lifted out and carried to their rooms
and put to bed. The men were in
pretty bad shape. They had been
rowed to a standstill, and had com
pletely broken down. Tuttle, No. 5,
was quite excited, and at times slightly
delirious. Meikleheim and several
others were slightly hysterical, and
showed plainly the effects of
the severe strain under which
they had been and of the high
tension of their nervous system when
they found themselves defeated. Jas
per Goodwin, the famous Colombia oars
man, admitted that the men were badly
used up and were still under the
weather, but that there was
nothing serious. From other souices
it was learned that shortly
after the race a messenger was sent to
Gales Ferry and a physician summoned.
This doctor is now with the men (at 1 a.
m.) and it is understood that he will re
main at the Columbia quarters all night
as a precautionary measure. Many
alarming rumors are current about the
condition of two of the Columbias, but
the Columbia men assert that they
will be all right in the morning; that
they pulled an unusually hard race;
were outrowed and exhausted, and gave
up broken-hearted over their defeat.
The Cornell men, who pulled a wonder
fully plucky race, are around town to
night, feeling bright and sound as a
dollar. The following is the official
time of the freshmen race: Harvard,
12:21; Columbia, 12:28.
The Cornell, Pennsylvania and Colum
bia crews came Into position at 7:30 for
the three-cornered race. When the
word was given Pennsylvania caught
the water first and gained a lead of
half a length. This they could not
hold, and Cornell quickly dashed to the
front, taking the lead of a full length.
They managed to increase their lead to
two lengths, finishing in an apparently
fresh condition. For the last half
mile Columbias stroke had lost
its power, and it was only by
the most determined effort that they
held second place. Cornell's exhibition
was remarkable, and is the talk of the
town. With the lightest crew on the
river they averaged forty per minute
for three miles. Columbia and Penn
sylvania could not stand their gait and
were outrowed from start to finish.
After the race the Cornells rowed back
to their quarters, a distance of four
miles. Cornells' time was 16:04; dis
tance not given. Eh
Millie Christine Eclipsed.
Kokomo, bid., June 27.— Last Tues
day, twelve miles south of here. Mrs.
Henry Jones had born to her twin girls,
inseparably connected at the hips and
lower abdomen. No vital organs are
connected, except the spinal column,
which is continuous from one end to
the other, i Each breathes and pulsates
quite independently of the other, and
both are perfectly formed and have
free use of their limbs. The infants are
apparently as hearty as any children of
Advertisers quickly learn
The Globe "Want" lists to prize,
Because they give the best return
To those who advertise—
A merit one and all concede
Is just what advertisers need.
IT IS MANSLAUGHTER
The Jury in the Coombs Mur
der Case Agrees on
Beckman Found Guilty of
Manslaughter in the Sec
And Peterson's Crime Made
Simply Assault in the
A La Crosse Girl Slashed
With a Knife by a
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, Minn., June 27. —The
great Beckman-Peterson murder trial is
over. The case went to the jury at
6 o'clock, which, after four hours' de
liberation, brought in a verdict. It
finds Beckman guilty of manslaughter
in the second degree, and Peterson of
assault in the second degree. There
were less than a dozen people in court
when the verdict was brought in, and
the few expressions of opinion that
were heard were to the effect that the
men had not been sufficiently harshly
dealt with. Court meets at 9 o'clock
to-morrow morning, when sentence
will be passed.
AT DEATH'S DOOR.
A La Crosse Girl Fatally Wound
ed by a Burglar.
Special to tne Globe.
La Ckosse, June 27.— A terrible crime
was committed between 1 and 2 o'clock
this morning in the northern section of
the city. John A. Weber, a carpenter,"
lives with his family in a modest cot
tage at 721 Berlin street. He has two
daughters, eighteen and twenty years
of age, who occupy a room on the first
floor, from which low windows open
out to a walk leading to the gate. The
house is within a block of the Mil
waukee railroad track, and outside of
that point of the city' patrolled by
police. At the hour above named
The girls were wakened by hearing
some one in the room. They called out,
"Who's there? What's wanted?" A
heavy voice answered: "1 want
money." One of the girls in her fright
said something to the effect that she
would get him some ;". if he would do no
harm, and got out of bed. As she did
so, a man seized her and thrust
a knife into her side. She
screamed and fell to the floor.
The other girl screamed for help,
and at that instant saw a man disappear .
through the window. The family was
aroused and word sent to the police sta
tion. All the police of the city, firemen i
at the engine houses and railroad men
who are up at that hour joined in the
search, which has resulted in the cap
ture of half a dozen tramps and un
known men, but there is no evidence to
fasten the crime on any of them.
When the doctors arrived they
found the girl senseless, with a
terrible gash ten or twelve inches long
upon her right side below the ribs. It
has an upward cast, and is deepest
where the knife entered well around to
the back. It bled but little externally,
and, after being sewed up, a drainage
tube was inserted, which showed severe
internal bleeding. An inch farther
would have severed her lungs. The girl
cannot possibly live, and the priest
is with her awaiting the end.
An attempt was made to enter another
house in the vicinity, and a woman saw
the burglar as he retreated, finding
some one was up in the house. She
could only say he was a white man, and
wore dark clothes.
Booming a Proposed Extension.
Special to the Globe.
Morris, Minn., June 27.— An enthu
siastic meeting of citizens was held
here this evening to consider a project
of extending the Northern Tacilic rail
road from this point to Chamberlain,
Dak., on the Missouri river, via Orton
ville. Big Stone City, Milbank, Clark
and Huron. Messrs. E. M. Bennett and
D. J. Craig. Jr., of Big Stone City,
and Mayor Henry S. Volkmar, of Mil
bank, were present to confer with
citizens of Morris. It was resolved to
call another meeting on the 5th of July
to take further action. The scheme
will be vigorously pushed, as it is un
derstood that the' towns along the pro
posed route in Minnesota and Dakota
are thoroughly alive to the project.
Wedding Bells at Moorhcad.
Special to the GIodc
Mookhead, Minn., June 27. — Dr.
John Kurtz, of this city, and Miss
Helen Peyton Swiser, of Willow Bank
farm, near Glyndon, were this evening
married by Bishop M. N. Gilbert, of St.
Paul. The wedding was the most bril
liant affair that ever occurred in the
Red River valley. The gifts were many
and valuable. The bride was presented
with a check for 610,000 by her grand
mother, Mrs. Sweatt. A special train
left here with a large number of Moor
head and Fargo citizens who attended
the wedding. The contracting parties
are well known and have hosts of
friends in the two cities. They will
make Moorhead their home. .
A Prisoner Escapes.
Special to the Globe.
Preston, June 27.— Last evening as
Frank Boman, the newly-appointed
turnkey at the county jail, entered the
cell of Charles Coburn, a prisoner
awaiting the action of the grand fury on
a charge of burglary, the latter slipped
through the door, turned the key and
made .'the turnkey a prisoner, and left
for parts unknown. A sheriff's posse
are scouring the country for the pris
oner, with small probability of his cap
ture. . ' • • ;
Four Stricken With Small Pox.
Jefferson, lo., June Four cases
of small pox have broken out in one
family near this city, having been
brought home by the father from Illi
nois some two days ago. The family
resides half a mile from the nearest
neighbor, and the cases are so complete
ly quarantined that there is no danger
of the disease spreading. The matter
has been reported to the state board of
Dahl Gets a New Trial.
Caledonia, Minn., June 27,— A new
trial was granted by Judge Farmer to
day to C. 0. Dahl, convicted at the May
term of court of manslaughter in the
second degree on the grounds that Qne
of the jurymen procured a half pint of
whisky during the trial.